Aggressive Investigation of Fire Claim Saves Client from Litigation

Following an automobile fire that resulted in a young woman suffering second and third degree burns when her dress caught fire while exiting the vehicle, Steve Johnson retained an origin and cause fire investigator and an engineer to prepare a protocol and perform a detailed inspection of the vehicle involved.  Prior to the inspection Steve and the consultants reviewed all of the invoices for work performed on the vehicle by our client and, as a result of the inspection, Steve was able to convince counsel for the injured woman to eliminate the firm’s client as a defendant in the litigation.  Prompt investigation of this loss preserved the evidence necessary to eliminate the firm’s client as a potential cause of the fire.